February 15, 2019 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Speeding still an issue in South Kilbourne

The South Kilbourne Neighborhood Association held its monthly meeting Thursday, February 7. Columbia police offier Mason Frier announced there was a stolen vehicle at the corner of Gardenia Street and Elm Avenue. More...

Council approves spending $150,000 to assist Allen Benedict Court Residents

Richland County Council is pledging $150,000 and seeking to enhance the efforts of social service agencies to aid the displaced residents of Allen Benedict Court Apartments.  More...

Potential changes coming to Melrose

The Melrose Heights Neighborhood Association held its monthly meeting Monday, February 11. More...

Commentary

Hundred Dollar Words

While perusing the most recent Garden and Gun I discovered a word I didn’t recognize. That’s not unusual, I’m only mildly educated. More...

Crayola Crazy

I’m just saying...

I recently saw a post on social media that showed a picture of the old 64-crayon Crayola Crayon box with the SHARPENER in the back and the caption said “Kids these days want the i- PhoneX. When I was a kid, I just wanted the Crayola64.” More...

A Lacy Day in February

40–Something

The other day my wife and I were treated to yet another sign of the impending apocalypse.  More...

Society

NSDAR holds 62nd anniversary luncheon

USC Chapter, NSDAR held its 62nd anniversary luncheon February 9. The chapter was founded by Dr. Irene D. Elliott, USC Dean of Women. More...

Communications consultant joins Capital Rotary

New Capital Rotary member Le Frye (center) is welcomed to the club by president Philip Flynn and sponsor Lee Ann Rice after induction ceremonies February 6. More...

Well Done, Ms. Athill

The last volume of Diana Athill’s multi-part memoir was published in 2016 when she was 99 years old. She died last month in London at age 101. More...

Sports

Locals dominate SCISA Individual State Wrestling Championships

With local teams making up the SCISA Duals State Championship semifinals, it was no surprise those local teams dominated the individual championships Saturday, February 9 at Hammond School. More...

Kaupp builds powerhouse in Lady Cardinals bowling program

The Cardinal Newman girls’ bowling team won its fourth SCISA State Championship in five years by defeating Wilson Hall by 49 pins Monday, February 4.  More...

Lady Eagles grind out win over B-C

The Airport Lady Eagles built a 9-0 first quarter lead over the visiting Brookland-Cayce Bearcats en route to a 36-22 win in a clash of Region 5-4A rivals Friday, February 8.  More...

Travel

A Wild Senior Trip

Part 4: Fernandina, The First Test

Lee Tigner recruited Kelly, Alex, and me for our high school graduation trip saying, “We will catch fish for food and sleep in my boat. More...

Paris is always a good idea

A few months ago, I was inspired to get in touch with the current principal of my old elementary school, located on the left bank of Paris in the 15th district. He invited me to come speak to the students, in the same classroom I was in 54 years ago. More...

“Heart of Arcadia Lakes” retires

Arcadia Lakes residents bid farewell Sunday to “the heart and soul of the community,” town clerk Christine Murphy, who had served in that position for almost 34 years. More...

Dubard to be honored March 2

The Dreher Foundation is hosting a plaque dedication for former Blue Devil’s athletic director Michael Dubard at the Dreher gym Saturday, March 2 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. It is open to the public.  More...

On Second Thought

Modjeska Monteith Simkins: An Advocate for the People

Modjeska Monteith Simkins was born in Columbia December 5, 1899, into a society that legally dispossessed women and people of color of their civil liberties. More...

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

West Columbia More...

Dear Mom and Dad: Cool it

If you are the mother or father of a high school athlete here in South Carolina, this message is primarily for you. More...

Business

FOLKS ABOUT TOWN

The Richland County Bar Association (RCBA) has announced its new leadership for 2019. Kristen E. Horne will serve as the RCBA’s president, Charles F. Moore as president elect, and Michael J. Polk as secretary–treasurer. More...

City Snippets

Dominion to ask for rate changes Dominion Energy’s CEO Thomas Farrell says the company plans ask state regulators for permission to adjust what it charges SCE&G’s 720,000 electric customers around the state. More...

Walking for the heart, healthy living exists with “Go Red” at Columbia VAHCS

They got on their mark…they got set…and they were off!  The annual “Go Red” Heart Walk participants stepped out under the bright and warm South Carolina skies, February 7 around the parking lot of the Wm. More...

Education

Richland One celebrates National School Counseling Week

February 4-8 was National School Counseling Week, which formally recognizes and honors exemplary school counselors across the country. More...

Nelson Mullins awards Diversity Scholarship to USC law student

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP has awarded a Diversity Scholarship to Elaine Yap, a law student at University of South Carolina School of Law. Yap will receive a $10,000 scholarship and salaried summer 2019 position.  More...

Air Force cadets fly high with scholarship

After winning Air Force scholarships, Lexington District One students Collin Davis and Heath McDonald will take to the skies this year.  Davis, a senior at River Bluff High, and McDonald, a junior at Lexington High, received a Chief of Staff of More...

Events

Gills Creek Watershed Association hosts Wine for Water

If you have a taste for wine, steamed oysters, and clean water—here’s an event for you. On February 28, the Gills Creek Watershed Association will host its ninth annual Wine for Water fundraiser. More...

Events

•ANIMALS Columbia Animal Services will hold a Fur-Ever Yours pet adoption special for $14 February 11–16, 127 Humane Lane. The adoption fee includes spay/neuter, microchip, Feline Leukemia/Heartworm Test, initial vaccines, and deworming. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Thirst For Life— worth the bite

I attended Thirst for Life, directed by Robert Harrelson, at On Stage Productions Saturday afternoon. Walking into the theatre I was immediately transported to the Louisiana Bayou. More...

Home & Garden

Fringe Flower Pompoms— A Garden’s Cheerleading Squad

Stopping to smell the flowers

The striking strap-like blossoms of Chinese fringe shrubs, Loropetalum chinense, and Loropetalum chinense var. rubrum, shimmer and shake in the wind like cheerleaders’ pompoms. More...

Star Chefs

Fried Green Tomatoes More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Master’s Sales

MASTER'S SALE  More...

Public Notices

SUMMONS  STATE OF  SOUTH CAROLINA  COUNTY OF  RICHLAND  IN THE FAMILY  COURT  More...

Notice of Application

NOTICE OF APPLICATION   More...